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Explained: Why Opposition wants Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh removed?

22 Mar 2021

Explained: Why Opposition wants Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh removed?

Trouble has been brewing for the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance government in Maharashtra amid growing calls for the removal of state Home Minister Anil Deshmukh.

Now, Uttarakhand CM claims US 'enslaved India' for 200 years

22 Mar 2021

Now, Uttarakhand CM claims US 'enslaved India' for 200 years

The new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand, Tirath Singh Rawat, is at it again. After making it to headlines for his "ripped jeans" comment and getting schooled, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader has now said that the United States ruled India for 200 years.

Maharashtra: Allies to meet today to decide Anil Deshmukh's fate

22 Mar 2021

Maharashtra: Allies to meet today to decide Anil Deshmukh's fate

The leaders of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance will meet today in New Delhi to decide the fate of Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, who is battling corruption charges.

Amit Shah releases BJP's manifesto for West Bengal election

21 Mar 2021

Amit Shah releases BJP's manifesto for West Bengal election

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday released the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) manifesto for the Assembly polls in West Bengal.

West Bengal election: Suvendu Adhikari's father leaves TMC, joins BJP

21 Mar 2021

West Bengal election: Suvendu Adhikari's father leaves TMC, joins BJP

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sisir Adhikari on Sunday joined the rival Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

PM Modi hits out at Mamata Banerjee at Kharagpur rally

20 Mar 2021

PM Modi hits out at Mamata Banerjee at Kharagpur rally

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing a public rally in Kharagpur in poll-bound West Bengal, on Saturday promised "ashol poriborton" (real change) to the people of the state.

Banerjee running smear campaign against Shah: BJP tells EC

20 Mar 2021

Banerjee running smear campaign against Shah: BJP tells EC

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is fighting tooth and nail to defeat Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal, on Friday urged the Election Commission to take legal action against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for claiming that the apex poll body was being run by Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

Haasan releases MNM manifesto, assures 'skill-based payment' to housewives

19 Mar 2021

Haasan releases MNM manifesto, assures 'skill-based payment' to housewives

Makkal Needhi Maiam chief and actor Kamal Haasan unveiled his party's manifesto in Coimbatore on Friday and promised income for housewives by honing their skills.

'Ripped jeans' remark not portrayed in full context: Rawat's wife

19 Mar 2021

'Ripped jeans' remark not portrayed in full context: Rawat's wife

Amid uproar over Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat's ripped jeans remark, his wife, Rashmi Tyagi defended his statement on Thursday, saying his words were not being presented in full context.

Arun Govil joins BJP; party announces 148 Bengal poll candidates

18 Mar 2021

Arun Govil joins BJP; party announces 148 Bengal poll candidates

Actor Arun Govil, who is best known for playing the role of Lord Rama in the 1987 television show Ramayana, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in New Delhi on Thursday.

BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma cremated with state honors

18 Mar 2021

BJP MP Ram Swaroop Sharma cremated with state honors

BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh Ram Swaroop Sharma, who was found hanging from the ceiling in his official residence in New Delhi, was cremated with full state honors at Machhayal village in the Mandi district on Thursday.

Uttarakhand CM questions 'values' of women who wear ripped jeans

18 Mar 2021

Uttarakhand CM questions 'values' of women who wear ripped jeans

The newly elected Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat has criticized women for wearing ripped jeans and wondered what values they will impart to their children, triggering a protest from opposition parties.

PM Modi takes a dig at TMC's 'Khela Hobe' slogan

18 Mar 2021

PM Modi takes a dig at TMC's 'Khela Hobe' slogan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a dig at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress party's election slogan - "Khela Hobe" (Let's play).

Sidhu not in politics for any post, says his wife

17 Mar 2021

Sidhu not in politics for any post, says his wife

Ahead of a meeting between Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and Navjot Singh Sidhu, the former minister's wife on Wednesday said he was not after any post but only wanted to serve the people of the state.

BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh found dead at Delhi home

17 Mar 2021

BJP MP from Himachal Pradesh found dead at Delhi home

Ram Swaroop Sharma, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Himachal Pradesh, was found dead inside his residence in Delhi.

Kerala election: PC Chacko joins NCP after quitting Congress

16 Mar 2021

Kerala election: PC Chacko joins NCP after quitting Congress

PC Chacko, who quit the Indian National Congress last week, joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday.

Amit Shah hatching conspiracy to harass us, says Mamata Banerjee

16 Mar 2021

Amit Shah hatching conspiracy to harass us, says Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused Union Home Minister Amit Shah of hatching a conspiracy to attack her party's leaders ahead of the state Assembly elections, due to start later this month.

Shah, Nadda hold meetings amid protests over BJP Bengal candidates

16 Mar 2021

Shah, Nadda hold meetings amid protests over BJP Bengal candidates

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda have held meetings as the party's candidates for the upcoming West Bengal elections invited protests.

Amarinder and Sidhu to meet again; rumor mills set rolling

16 Mar 2021

Amarinder and Sidhu to meet again; rumor mills set rolling

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is expected to meet former minister Navjot Singh Sidhu over lunch on Wednesday, amid speculations that the cricketer-turned-politician might be given an important role ahead of the 2022 state polls, official sources said.

Swapan Dasgupta resigns from Rajya Sabha amid BJP candidature controversy

16 Mar 2021

Swapan Dasgupta resigns from Rajya Sabha amid BJP candidature controversy

Columnist Swapan Dasgupta on Tuesday resigned from the Rajya Sabha. Dasgupta had been given a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket for the upcoming West Bengal elections.

Rajasthan: After months, Congress government admits to phone tapping

16 Mar 2021

Rajasthan: After months, Congress government admits to phone tapping

Months after "leaked" phone conversations between Congress leaders and a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Minister at the Centre triggered a political crisis in Rajasthan, the state government has admitted that phones were "intercepted."

'People's pain bigger': Wheelchair-bound Mamata Banerjee addresses poll rally

15 Mar 2021

'People's pain bigger': Wheelchair-bound Mamata Banerjee addresses poll rally

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday addressed a campaign rally in the state's Purulia district, days after suffering injuries in an alleged attack.

BJP announces election candidates for Kerala, TN, Assam, Bengal

14 Mar 2021

BJP announces election candidates for Kerala, TN, Assam, Bengal

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday announced its candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal.

West Bengal election: Mamata Banerjee's wheelchair roadshow in Kolkata today

14 Mar 2021

West Bengal election: Mamata Banerjee's wheelchair roadshow in Kolkata today

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was hospitalized after an alleged attack, will lead a roadshow in the state capital Kolkata in a wheelchair.

Mamata offered to be exchanged for Kandahar hostages: Yashwant Sinha

13 Mar 2021

Mamata offered to be exchanged for Kandahar hostages: Yashwant Sinha

In 1999, Mamata Banerjee, a Union Cabinet Minister back then, had offered herself as a hostage in exchange for the passengers of the hijacked Indian Airlines plane to Kandahar, former Union Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha said on Saturday.

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha joins TMC ahead of polls

13 Mar 2021

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha joins TMC ahead of polls

Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Finance Minister, Yashwant Sinha, today joined the Trinamool Congress.

Car door injured Mamata Banerjee: Bengal's Chief Secretary in report

13 Mar 2021

Car door injured Mamata Banerjee: Bengal's Chief Secretary in report

West Bengal Chief Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay has submitted a report to the Election Commission in connection to Wednesday's Nandigram incident, which left Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee injured.

Gandhis, Manmohan Singh among Congress' 'star campaigners' for Bengal elections

12 Mar 2021

Gandhis, Manmohan Singh among Congress' 'star campaigners' for Bengal elections

Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi have been named in a list of 30 "star campaigners" for the upcoming West Bengal elections released by the party on Friday.

Kamal Haasan will contest TN polls from Coimbatore South

12 Mar 2021

Kamal Haasan will contest TN polls from Coimbatore South

Veteran film actor Kamal Haasan, founder of the Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), the party hustling to create a fresh alternative in Tamil Nadu politics, is set to make his electoral debut from the Coimbatore South constituency in the 2021 state Assembly elections.

TN election: DMK announces candidates; Stalin's son to make debut

12 Mar 2021

TN election: DMK announces candidates; Stalin's son to make debut

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) on Friday released a list of 173 candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections in Tamil Nadu. The list retains most sitting legislators of the party.

44% MLAs who switched parties during 2016-2020 joined BJP: Report

12 Mar 2021

44% MLAs who switched parties during 2016-2020 joined BJP: Report

A fresh analysis of the legislators who switched political parties and re-contested elections between 2016 and 2020 has found that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the biggest gainer while the Congress party saw most of its MLAs leaving for other parties.

Mamata Banerjee injury: Election Commission slams Trinamool Congress' allegations

12 Mar 2021

Mamata Banerjee injury: Election Commission slams Trinamool Congress' allegations

The Election Commission has responded sharply to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress' allegations against it over the alleged attack on her in Nandigram on Wednesday.

Mamata releases video from hospital; urges supporters to stay calm

11 Mar 2021

Mamata releases video from hospital; urges supporters to stay calm

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who was allegedly attacked on Wednesday, urged her supporters to maintain calm in a video message from the hospital.

Mamata Banerjee hospitalized with injuries, eyewitnesses say 'she wasn't pushed'

11 Mar 2021

Mamata Banerjee hospitalized with injuries, eyewitnesses say 'she wasn't pushed'

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who alleged she was attacked by four-five people in Nandigram, has been admitted to the SSKM Hospital.

'Pushed by 4-5 people'; Mamata injured while campaigning in Nandigram

10 Mar 2021

'Pushed by 4-5 people'; Mamata injured while campaigning in Nandigram

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reportedly sustained injuries on her leg after she was allegedly pushed in Nandigram on Wednesday.

No-confidence motion against Haryana government defeated in Assembly

10 Mar 2021

No-confidence motion against Haryana government defeated in Assembly

The no-confidence motion against the Bharatiya Janata Party-Jannayak Janata Party (BJP-JJP) government in Haryana was defeated on Wednesday.

Ahead of Kerala elections, PC Chacko quits Congress alleging factionalism

10 Mar 2021

Ahead of Kerala elections, PC Chacko quits Congress alleging factionalism

Ahead of the Assembly elections in Kerala, senior Congress leader PC Chacko, 74, resigned from the party on Wednesday.

BJP government in Haryana faces no-trust motion; CM Khattar confident

10 Mar 2021

BJP government in Haryana faces no-trust motion; CM Khattar confident

On Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana, led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, faced a no-confidence motion, at a time when farmers' protests have taken over the state.

Jyotiraditya Scindia hits back at Rahul Gandhi's "backbencher" taunt

09 Mar 2021

Jyotiraditya Scindia hits back at Rahul Gandhi's "backbencher" taunt

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today shot back at former Congress president Rahul Gandhi's comment that he had become a "backbencher" after joining the saffron party.

Trivendra Singh Rawat resigns as Uttarakhand Chief Minister

09 Mar 2021

Trivendra Singh Rawat resigns as Uttarakhand Chief Minister

Trivendra Singh Rawat, 60, resigned as the Chief Minister of Uttarakhand on Tuesday, a year before the state is due to hold Assembly elections.